Completed MMA Event

UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida

UFC 98
  • Saturday 05.23.2009
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $3,265,450
  • Attendance: 12,606 (Paid: 9,550)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 635,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Knockout of the Night
    Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida   |   $60,000 bonus to Machida
  • Fight of the Night
    Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra   |   $60,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Brock Larson vs. Mike Pyle   |   $60,000 bonus to Larson

Referees

  • Mario Yamasaki
    Evans vs. Machida (11)Larson vs. Pyle (6)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Hughes vs. Serra (10)Barry vs. Hague (5)Yoshida vs. Wolff (2)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Foupa-Pokam vs. McFedries (9)Miller vs. Sonnen (8)Nover vs. Bradley (4)
  • Herb Dean
    Sherk vs. Edgar (7)Gusmao vs. Soszynski (3)Kaplan vs. Roop (1)

UFC 98 Wiki Update Wiki

In an event that was wracked by a rash of injuries and withdrawals to its main card fighters, UFC 98, which was originally set to feature a main event pitting Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar against Frank Mir, then Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans against Quinton Jackson, settled with a title showdown between Evans and undefeated contender Lyoto Machida.


In the main event, Machida stole the Light Heavyweight Championship with a second-round knockout, becoming the first fighter to defeat Evans in his professional career. In the co-main event, TUF 6 coaches and bitter rivals Matt Hughes and Matt Serra finally fought to a close Decision that Hughes won.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 98 Recap Video Show. Part 1. report dead link

    ESPN's MMA Live recaps UFC 98 including Machida's knockout win over "Sugar" Rashad Evans. Part 1.

  • Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 98 Recap Video Show. Part 2. report dead link

    ESPN's MMA Live recaps UFC 98 including Machida's knockout win over "Sugar" Rashad Evans. Part 2.

  • Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 98 Recap Video Show. Part 3. report dead link

    ESPN's MMA Live recaps UFC 98 including Machida's knockout win over "Sugar" Rashad Evans. Part 3.

  • Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 98 Preview Video Show. Part 1. report dead link

    ESPN MMA Live previews UFC 98 in its weekly television segment. Part 1.

  • Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 98 Preview Video Show. Part 2. report dead link

    ESPN MMA Live previews UFC 98 in its weekly television segment. Part 2.

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    ESPN MMA Live previews UFC 98 in its weekly television segment. Part 3.

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